Cycleway has huge support for hearing
Hearing dates for a controversial Auckland Harbour Bridge walkway and cycleway are set.
SkyPath hearings chairwoman Karyn Sinclair and three other commissioners will conduct public hearings from June 2 to 8.
The independent commissioners will wade through more than 11,000 submissions to the resource consent application, including hundreds opposed. Northcote Pt and St Mary’s Bay residents near SkyPath’s northern and southern landings have contested plans.
Meanwhile, SkyPath promoters Generation Zero mobilised more than 10,000 supporting submissions.
Under a section of the Resource Management Act, Sinclair has requested like-minded submitters to combine in-person presentations to commissioners.
Each submitter will get about 15 minutes but time may be extended if expert testimony is included.
Evidence to be submitted will be available on Auckland Council’s website before the hearing.
During the hearings, the commissioners will visit affected sites, but won’t engage with submitters during those visits.
The hearings will be split between Auckland Town Hall: June 2 and 3, and Takapuna Service Centre: June 4 to 8. Those wanting to appear at the hearings must return completed forms by May 11.
Attendees will be advised their approximate speaking time and place.
Skypath head Bevan Woodward at Northcote Pt.